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The Macular Society

The Macular Society is the National Charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. With more than 22,000 members we are the largest membership group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions.

We provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular disease alone.

There are over 300 Macular Society support groups around the UK and beyond. We fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.

Contacts details

Address:St. Andrews Church Parish Office
Catherine Street
PL1 2AD
Telephone number: 0300 3030 111

What is the macula

The macula is part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is only about 5mm across but is responsible for all of our central vision, most of our colour vision and the fine detail of what we see.

The macula has a very high concentration of photoreceptor cells that detect light and send signals to the brain, which interprets them as images. The rest of the retina processes our peripheral (side) vision. Macular conditions cause loss of central vision.

The Plymouth Support Group for Macular Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the lower hall of Abbey Hall behind St Andrew's Church.

Based: Nationally based

Plymouth Group Session Information:    1st Wednesday of each month 1.45pm to 4pm

  • Everyone, regardless of age
  • Visual impairments

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